February 25, 2009 9:58 pm
KUHF Recognized in Texas Regional News Competition
Congratulations to the KUHF News team for securing the following Texas Associated Press Broadcasters Awards!
Best Special Series:
First Place-KUHF (NASA 50th Anniversary Series)
Best General Assignment Story:
First Place-Bill Stamps (Galveston Woman)
Second Place-Laurie Johnson
Best Spot News By a Reporter:
Second Place-Pat Hernandez (Plane Crash)
Honorable Mention-KUHF (Hurricane Ike)
Best Use of Actuality:
Honorable Mention-Bill Stamps (POD Volunteers)
February 24, 2009 9:27 pm
The Front Row, Tuesday, 2/24/2009
Artistic Director Stanton Welch and Music Director Ermanno Florio talk with KUHF's Catherine Lu about the world premiere that Houston Ballet will premiere this weekend at the Wortham Center: Marie, Welch's new three-act, evening length ballet inspired by the life of the lgendary French Queen, Marie Antoinette...
February 24, 2009 9:05 pm
The Front Row, Monday, 2/23/2009
Comedian and comedy writer Larry Wilmore, the "Senior Black Correspondent" on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, offers his perspective on the country's election of its first African-American President...how to pick an "Angry Black Church" thats just right for you...and other "Black Thouhts", as he tours the country on behalf of his new book, I'd Rather We Got Casinos. He chats with The Front Row's Bob Stevenson...
February 20, 2009 9:09 pm
The Front Row, Friday, 02/20/2009
The four siblings of the MacAdam-Somer Family String Ensemble gather in KUHF's Performance Studio to preview their upcoming conerts of contemporary classical music...
February 19, 2009 8:29 pm
The Front Row, Thursday, 2/19/2009
Violinist Jessica Mathaes is a graduate of teh Shepherd School of Music and the Concertmistress of the Austin Symphony Orchestra. She stops by the program to share excerpts from her debut CD, Suites and Sweets, and chats with KUHF's Catherine Lu about the recital she gives at the University of Houston...
February 18, 2009 8:00 pm
The Front Row, Wednesday, 2/18/2009
We meet America's "Rock Star" organist, Cameron Carpenter today. He talks with KUHF's St. John Flynn about the recital he plays in Houston at chapelwood United Methodist Church...
February 17, 2009 9:01 pm
The Front Row, Tuesday, 02/17/2009
Members of Houston's newest orchestra, Project Divisi, perform a selection from their inaugural concert, The Bold and the Belligerent, featuring works by Tchaikovsky and Britten, plus a newly-commissioned arrangment of Bach's famous Toccata and Fugue. They are hosted in Studio 3-C by KUHF's Chris Johnson...
February 16, 2009 8:38 pm
The Front Row, Monday, 02/16/2009
Three cast members and Director Gregory Boyd discuss the Alley Theatre production of Eurydice, Sarah Ruhl's re-telling of the ancient greek legend from the point of view of the young bride whose mis-step on her wedding day plunges her into the surreal depths of the Underworld...
February 12, 2009 10:26 pm
The Front Row, Friday, 02/12/2009
Vocalist Maggie Nicols is a pioneer in the world of Free Improvisation. She stops into the KUHF Studios to share her artistiry and chat with KUHF's Chris Johnson. She is presented in Houston by Nameless Sound and will collaborate with guitarists Fred Firth and Susan Alcorn in a cocnert on Sunday evening...
February 11, 2009 11:48 pm
The Front Row, Wednesday, 02/11/2009
Pilobolus Dance Theatre is hailed world-wide for the it's startling mix of humor, athleticism and inventiveness. On the current edition of The Front Row KUHF's Catherine Lu chats with Co-Founder and Co-Artistic Director Robby Barnett about the troupe's upcoming Houston appearance...
February 10, 2009 8:59 pm
The Front Row, Friday, 02/10/2009
Today we chat with Sydney Berger, former head of the University of Houston's School of Theatre and Dance; his final directorial project at UH before he retires at the end of the semester is the regional premiere of Edward Albee's At Home at the Zoo...
February 9, 2009 9:37 pm
The Front Row, Monday, 02/09/2009
Dominic Walsh stops into the KUHF Studios with Principal Dancer Domenico Luciano to talk with KUHF's Chris Johnson about the next program from Dominic Walsh Dance Theater. It's a Masterful Mixed Repertoire...
February 6, 2009 9:06 pm
The Front Row, Friday, 02/06/2009
The Quaternaglia Guitar Quartet performs live for us on the current edition of the program. The internationally-acclaimed ensemble from Sao Paulo, Brazil is back in town by popular demand for a Guitar Houston recital tomorrow night at Emerson Unitarian-Universalist Church...
February 5, 2009 8:23 pm
The Front Row, Thursday, 02/05/2009
Internationally-acclaimed pianist, Abbey Simon, plays Chopin for us, previewing the solo recital he'll perform tomorrow night to open this weekend's 26th annual International Piano Festival, an event he founded at the University of Houston's Moores School of Music where he serves as Distinguished Professor...
February 4, 2009 9:03 pm
The Front Row, Wednesday, 02/04/2009
New York playwright Adriana Sevan and actress Annie Henk talk about Ms. Sevan's one-woman show, Taking Flight, an intimate and inspiring 9/11 narrative presented by Stages Repertory Theatre...
February 3, 2009 9:09 pm
The Front Row, Tuesday, 2/03/2009
Pianist Soyoon Lee joins us in the KUHF Performance Studio for a preview of her upcoming performance at Houston Community College Northwest. She plays excerpts by Beethoven, Rachmaninov and Scriabin on KUHF's Steinway...
February 2, 2009 9:55 pm
The Front Row, Monday, 02/02/2009
Michael Guidry is the Curator of the University of Houston' art collection and he currently has an exhibition of his own work on view at Wade Wilson Art in Montrose. He chats with KUHF's Meghan Hendley about his series of paintings called, Stranger in Paradise...
January 29, 2009 10:49 pm
The Front Row, Thursday, 01/29/2009
We speak with Tory Dobrin, the Artistic Director of Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, the all male parody ballet company that has been doubling over its audiences in waves of laughter for 35 years now. Society for the Performing Arts presents "The Trocks" Saturday evening in Jones Hall...
January 28, 2009 10:08 pm
The Front Row, Wednesday, 01/28/2009
One of the great violinists of our time, Grammy Award-winner and classical-music-heart-throb, Joshua Bell, chats with KUHF's Chris Johnson about the ambitious recital program he and pianist Jeremy Denk will present in Jones Hall...
January 27, 2009 7:00 pm
The Front Row, Tuesday, 01/27/2009
Luc Jacobs, Rehearsal Director for Isarael's Batsheva Dance Company talks about Deca Dance, an evening-length piece by the troupe's Artistic Director, Ohad Naharin, that Batsheva, in it's Houston debut, performs tomorrow evening at Jones Hall in a program co-presented by Society for the Performing Arts and the Jewish Community Center's Dance Month 2009...
January 26, 2009 9:36 pm
The Front Row, Monday, 01/26/2009
We welcome pianist Andreas Klein to KUHF's Performance Studio as he prepares for a program to be presented by the Houston Chamber Symphony. Klein plays excerpts from The Art of the Piano Recital on the KUHF Steinway...
January 23, 2009 8:45 pm
The Front Row, Friday, 1/23/2009
American composer Joan Tower joins us in the KUHF Performance Studio. She discusses her newest Piano Trio, Rain Waves, which is performed this evening on SYZYGY new-music concert at Rice University, celebrating Ms. Tower's 70th birthday...
January 22, 2009 2:16 am
The Front Row, Wednesday, 01/21/2009
We welcome one of Houston's favorite voices to the program today as soprano Laura Claycomb is joined in the KUHF Performance Studio by counter-tenor Iestyn Davies for a preview of Houston Grand Opera's current production of Benjamin Britten's setting of A Midsummer Night's Dream...
January 21, 2009 8:58 pm
The Front Row, Monday, 01/19/2009
On Martin Luther King Day 2008 we celebrate our nation's foremost advocate of equal rihts, justice, peace, and brotherhood with a studio performance by the Jones Family Singers. They will perfor at the Rothko Chapel this evening...
January 16, 2009 9:33 pm
The Front Row, Friday, 1/16/2009
Rising, young mezzo-soprano Jennifer Johnson is a member of the Young Artists Development Program at The Metropolitan Opera and sings Water Music in the KUHF Performance Studio in anticipation of concert this Sunday afternoon at Epiphany Episcopal Church...
January 15, 2009 9:07 pm
The Front Row, Thursday, 1/15/2008
Acia Gray (pictured above in mid-air!) is in Houston for Dance Month at the Jewish Community Center. She chats with TFR Producer Bob Stevenson and demonstrates her skills in Studio 3-C...
January 14, 2009 8:50 pm
The Front Row, Wednesday, 1/14/2009
We welcome castmembers from the Main Street Theater production of The Light in the Piazza into the KUHF Performance Studio to perform some excerpts from this sweepingly romantic musical by Adam Guettel...
January 14, 2009 4:35 pm
The Front Row, Tuesday, 1/13/2009
Violinist Weigang Li of the Shanghai Quartet talks with KUHF's Catherine Lu about the concert his ensemble will play for Houston Friends Music. We also hear from violinists Matt Detrick and Timothy Peters as they chat with KUHF's Chris Johnson about the evening of virtuosic French works for violin and piano that they will present on the next concert by the Apollo Chamber Players...
January 14, 2009 4:18 pm
The Front Row, Monday, 1/12/2009
Today we welcome Pulitzer-Prize-winning author and journalist Geraldine Brooks to read from and discuss her latest novel, People of the Book. She's presented in Houston at the Jewish Community Center as part of the Imprint/Brown Readin Series...
January 9, 2009 9:40 pm
The Front Row, Friday, 01/09/2009
New York bassist Jim Donica performs in KUHF's Performance Studio. He is joined by Houston jazz greats Woody Witt and Ed Soph as we celebrate their performance tomorrow night at Cezanne...